Mick Jagger Shares Clip of New Song, Perhaps From Rolling Stones

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Mick Jagger has shared a clip from what is possibly a new track from an upcoming Rolling Stones album. Today (October 28) at around 4 p.m. ET, the legend posted a clip on his social media platforms of a 46-second video of him singing a song identified as “Pride Before a Fall.” (Watch it below.) A new Rolling Stones album is definitely in the works, Keith Richards revealed as much on Sept. 8. In an interview with BBC Radio 2’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, the guitarist confirmed that the band is in the process of laying down studio tracks—or was until the coronavirus interrupted the project.

Asked if he’s been in touch with Jagger, Richards told the interviewer, “Yeah, all the time, exchanging ideas. But,” he added, referring to his chief collaborator, “’I’d rather be looking you in the face, man.’”

Watch Jagger sing what is presumably called “Pride Before a Fall”

Last April 23, the Stones surprised their fans with a new song, “Living in a Ghost Town,” recorded for the next album. The song, Richards said, “came from a first bunch of things we recorded for this album. But because of all of this… the virus… it’s screwed up any plans you could have had. ‘Oh, we’re not on the road… you can go in the studio…’ It’s not that simple. We’re biding our time at the moment and I’m gonna do a little bit of work on it with Don Was, our producer, next month, just to prod things along a little bit. Otherwise, until we can all get back together again, we’re like an octopus with all the legs chopped off, you know? I’m missing this year… I’m supposed to be on the road now.”

Listen to “Living in a Ghost Town”

“Ghost,” the Stones first of original music since 2012, was recorded “well over a year ago,” says Richards, ” and then shit hit the fan [and] Mick and I decided that this one really needed to go to work right now.”

Since then, the Stones have released an expanded edition of Ghosts Head Soup.

Related: More details about the recent Goats Head Soup edition

Richards also commented on the live performance from Brussels that serves as bonus material on the new reissue. “It was one of our better works of art,” he said. “Especially in those days, it was hard to get a good live recording. We were working under experimental conditions.”

But he had less to say about two of the studio bonus tracks added to the deluxe edition of the album, “Criss Cross” and “All the Rage.” What does he remember about those previously unreleased tracks? “Very little,” Richards admitted. “I can’t remember ‘All the Rage,’ to be honest. (laughs) Hey you can’t grab them all. I really do not remember that one. But then there’s probably loads of stuff I don’t remember as well. They’re on tape somewhere. I just have to find them.”

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